Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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Updated on Oct 28, 2003 12:30 PM IST
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Name: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Floodlights: Yes

End names: Garware Pavilion End, Tata End

The first Test match took place in the 1974-75 season when the West Indies toured India. Clive Lloyd scored an unbeaten 242 after being dropped at nought and India lost the game by 201 runs.

Another highlight of the Test match was a female fan kissing Brijesh Patel. The stadium has been witness to some wonderful batting displays from  Sunil Gavaskar and Alvin Kallicharan.

Ian Botham hogged the limelight in Jubilee Test in 1980 with a splendid all round performance. He blasted a century and grabbed thirteen wickets in the match.

Former Indian batsman and now a commentator smashed six sixes in an over on his way to a whirlwind double hundred was on this very venue.

India and West Indies have met five times at this venue. West Indies won the first of the encounters by 201 runs. The next three were drawn. The last meeting between the two resulted in Indian victory with Javagal Srinath being the hero of the Indian 94-run win.

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